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66 Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

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Last updated January 24 at 2:56am UTC
1219 NE Windsor Dr
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 3 at 1:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1203 NE 8th Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 5 at 10:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,299
3911 Tulip Ln.
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 3 at 3:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
3106 SW Arlan Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 23 at 12:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
208 NE Chalet LN
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 20 at 11:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1313 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 24 at 1:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
411 NE Pinehurst Circle
Briarwood
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 18 at 7:57pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,695
1607 NW 4th Street
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated January 3 at 3:46pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
6457 NW 5th St
Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Updated January 23 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
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City Guide
Ankeny

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

Rent Report
Ankeny

January 2018 Ankeny Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Ankeny rents declined moderately over the past month

Ankeny rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ankeny stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $910 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Ankeny's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Ankeny rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Ankeny, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Ankeny is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Ankeny's median two-bedroom rent of $910 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.3% decline in Ankeny.
  • While rents in Ankeny fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Dallas (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Ankeny than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than three times the price in Ankeny.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.